Martin Luther King, Jr. Wasn’t About Peace?

579527_580678268633375_1935530676_nSomeone said,

“Whenever MLK left town, riots and violence followed. How was he about peace?”

My response was:

“He was about peace, and it was that fact that made whites DURING THAT TIME angry. But he knew what he was doing. The riots got media attention. Media played an important role in the Civil Rights movement. It got global attention and allies of the US started to question the US. They started asking “how can you come here and tell us how we should treat our people when you treat your own like trash.” When the US government started to lose support thanks to the media coverage of the riots, sit-ins, bombings, brutal beatings and killings, the government had to make changes and laws. It was a [very] good strategy to me.”

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